View Full Version : Where should I be looking for gear now?

10-06-2009, 02:05 PM
Hey Tankspot,

Just looking for some advice on where I should be looking to grab some gear for my prot warrior from this point on. I'd also like to know what I would be able to tank given my current stats. I appreciate the help.

The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Khadgar&n=Jelah)

10-06-2009, 02:13 PM
You have a couple of routes to try

-Upgrade purely by emblems. Run any heroic you desire to do this.
-ToC 5 regular, and when you have every tank piece there move on to HToC 5man.
-Nax 10

All of the suggested instances I listed are within your gear set (exception is HToC, but I am assuming you will have been finished with ToC regular before you try it). Also, Nax 10 does give emblems as well.

10-06-2009, 03:43 PM
Thank you very much for the response! I've been running some ToC 5 regular and have acquired a few of those tanking pieces, once I have them enchanted and socketed will i want them over other iLevel 200 gear?

10-06-2009, 04:04 PM
Reg Toc, nax 10 and heroics all drop ilvl 200 items. To say which is better is a longer discussion. H ToC drops 219 items, which is (generally) better than most nax25 gear (all ilvl 213 except KT drops, ilvl 226). Maly 25 also drops ilvl226 but good luck finding a group for that. Ulduar 10 is ilvl 219.

Emblem gear from heroism is ilvl 200, emblems of Valor is ilvl 213, emblems of conquest is ilvl 226, and so on.

Try not to focus too much on ilvl, and more on what the actual stats mean. Unless building a block set, an ilvl 219 avoidance item can be better than ilvl 226 SBV item. One of the best tank trinkets in the game, black heart, is ilvl 200.

10-06-2009, 04:07 PM
In general the ToC 5 man drops are extremely well-itemized for their ilevel. Some are probably better than naxx 25 gear (ilvl 213), but are unlikely to be better than ulduar+ gear (including conquest badge gear...though I don't like the badge legs).

In general, mind you. Obviously your specific needs can override that.

10-06-2009, 04:37 PM
Wow guys, thanks for all the input. I really appreciate it!

10-06-2009, 04:56 PM
I'm assuming its because of the quick upgrades from those locations but you are at 539 Defense in your gear on armory and 22 Defense on chest and 20 Defense on shield would be great to fix that up. Also 40 stamina on your bracers would be a nice chunk of health since thats all most pugs pay attention to.